Set 1: d1t01 - Sugaree d1t02 - Me And My Uncle -> d1t03 - Big River d1t04 - Peggy-O d1t05 - Tuning d1t06 - Looks Like Rain d1t07 - Stagger Lee d1t08 - New Minglewood Blues d1t09 - Candyman d1t10 - The Music Never Stopped
Set 2: d2t01 - Tuning d2t02 - Bertha -> d2t03 - Good Lovin' d2t04 - From The Heart Of Me d2t05 - Ship Of Fools d2t06 - Samson And Delilah d3t01 - Terrapin Station -> d3t02 - Playing In The Band -> d3t03 - Drums -> d3t04 - Space -> d3t05 - Mind Left Body Jam -> d3t06 - Wharf Rat -> d3t07 - Truckin'
July 12, 2019 Subject:
beautiful show -
1st set highlights: that '78 swing Sugaree (damn!) and Bob's disco-friendly cowboy songs, Jer's deathly perfect Peggy-O.
2nd set - Jer loses his way in "Terrapin" (the show's centerpiece, hence the 4-star rating here), but all is well - there's enough dynamite here to last the entire night.
**Unlike many uptight heads (god love 'em ;) I really do enjoy Donna's "Heart of Me". It's an unpretentious song that doesn't try to be anything more than it is - and it's done quite delicately here.
Reviewer:Evan S. Hunt
February 24, 2013 Subject:
My Response to the Naysayers
Look, people, it's just my opinion. Get a wife fer chrissakes!
I was there and I wrote down every song and my comments in my notepad which accompanied me to every show. I then transferred the notes to my journal which I still have to this day. My journal says that the Wharf Rat was ho-hum. That's how it struck me then and listening to it again strikes me the same way, but it's my opinion and it is meaningless, essentially, unless you are intending to use this review to decide if it is up to your snuff.
This is a great show as all the others of this post Egypt run were, but there is a bit of distinction here and there. This night was not as fiery as the previous and I suspect, overall, that the band was a little tired.
October 19, 2012 Subject:
The Music Never Stopped
This has got to be one of the finest TMNS I've heard. Beautiful middle jam with soaring peak beginning around 4:45. Makes my heart sing.
October 18, 2010 Subject:
great show, probably not as good as the comic relieve hunt's review provides. likely noone on this earth can remember a show like this, in detail, song to song, like evan can, 30 + years later. sometimes i truly wonder if half the yaahoos that provide reviews such as this one are just alternate personalities of 22 year olds that dream of having seen the boys in 78. Anyway, i highly doubt anyone was critiquing or taking notes of each song, at winterland, in 78, much less evan. I call bullshit.
October 18, 2010 Subject:
Ahhhhhhh I will always love that place! Saw many shows there and never had a bad time. Like most early Dead shows, once you were in it was like "church". Anything goes............One time saw Jerry at El Camino Ball Park in Palo Alto with Merl. Sat with my friends Ben and Bambie and taped the show....alas don't know where that one went but have one from '64 Champs Palo Alto and a winterland 10/25/69 I taped. Remember Fire in the city and Your Sons and Daughters? Garcia later...............
Evan S. HUnt - wtf are you talking about?
This version of Wharf Rat is excellent - long, wailing guitar solos, soulful singing. Also the Mojo/MLBJ that precedes it is pure magic. I was not there like you, but I think you need to listen to this again. Great show, high energy. The disjonted end to an uptempo Sugaree is about all I've found to complain about